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Degrees Offered:

  • M.S. in Physics
  • Ph.D. in Applied Physics

Application Fee- $65

Tests Required:

  •  GRE required for Ph.D. only


  • Fall semester: Jan 15th
  • Spring semester: Oct 15th

Areas of Interest:

  • Experimental Physics: Magnetism, Magnetocaloric materials, Gas Adsorption, Nanomaterials, Transport properties, Energy Storage Materials, Novel Functional Nanostructures, Semiconductor Physics, Laser Spectroscopy, Optical Physics, Biomedical Optical and Laser Spectroscopy Research, Optical spectroscopy, Spintronics, Thin Film Heterostructures, Quantum materials - M.S., Ph.D
  • Theoretical Physics: Soft Condensed Matter Theory, Quantum Computing, Quantum Error Correction, Quantum Information Theory, Computational Materials Physics - M.S., Ph.D.

Contact Information

Cynthia Prescott 


Department of Physics
Neckers Bldg, Room 474
Mailcode - 4401
Carbondale, IL 62901

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